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The Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2018 Shortlist

24 Apr

The Alliance of Radical Booksellers is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2018. Now in its seventh year, the Bread & Roses Award seeks to celebrate excellence in the field of radical political non-fiction.

The winner will be announced by guest judges Joan Anim-Addo, Katherine Quarmby and Owen Hatherley at a ceremony at the London Radical Bookfair on Saturday 2nd June 2018. Also announced at this ceremony will be the ARB’s children’s prize, The Little Rebel’s Children’s Book Award, the shortlist for which will be revealed on Thursday 3rd May.

The Shortlist

‘Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race’
Reni Eddo-Lodge [Bloomsbury Circus]

‘Border: A Journey To The Edge Of Europe’
Kapka Kassabova [Granta]

‘Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands’
Stuart Hall (w. Bill Schwarz) [Penguin Allen Lane]

‘Nasty Women’
Heather McDaid (Editor), Laura Jones (Editor) [404INK]

‘The Violence of Austerity’
Vickie Cooper, David Whyte (editors) [Pluto Press]

‘Sound System: The Political Power of Music’
Dave Randall [Pluto Press]

Award ceremony

The award ceremony for the award is taking place at the London Radical Bookfair on Saturday 2nd June, hosted this year at Goldsmiths University, London. The winner of the award will receive a cheque for £500, funded by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers

Provisional details about this year’s bookfair can be found at:

Our guest judges

Katharine Quarmby is an award winning author and journalist, working in both TV and print journalism. Amongst her work she was assistant producer on Panorama, working on many controversial political and foreign films, and has the rare honour of being the only person to be shortlisted for both of the ARB’s book prizes: the Bread & Roses Award for Radical Fiction, for her book No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers (One World, 2013) and the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award Ossiri and the Bala Mengro, (Child’s Play International, with Richard O’Neill, 2016)

Owen Hatherley is a writer and journalist based in London who writes primarily on architecture, politics and culture. His most recent books include A New Kind of Bleak (Verso, 2012), Landscapes of Communism (Allen Lane, 2015), The Ministry of Nostalgia (Verso, 2016)

Professor Joan Anim-Addo has been the Director of the then Centre for Caribbean Studies at Goldmsiths, and is currently convenor for the undergraduate option: Caribbean Women’s Writing and also the Pathway ‘Literature of the Caribbean and its Diasporas’ within the MA Comparative Literary Studies programme.

Nominations open for Bread and Roses Award 2013

1 Aug

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Bread and Roses Award for radical books published in 2012. The closing date for nominations is January 11 2013.

A shortlist will be announced in March 2013 and the winner will be announced at a one-day event on Saturday May 11 2013 at Conway Hall in London. This will include a Bread and Roses radical book fair, with stalls from radical publishers and booksellers, a cafe, and a series of free events based on the Award shortlist. Further details of this event will be announced later.

We are pleased to announce that Ken Livingstone, former GLC leader and Mayor of London, will join the team of judges for the 2013 Award.